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Continental GP4000S Road Tyre - Twinpack
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I have this on 2 of my bikes and couldn't be more happier. Fast and durable. I've only gotten 1 flat but that was riding into a pothole and the tube got pinched. The tire was still good afterwards. I've gotten around 5000km on both my front and rear. Thinking of either trying out the 25mm gp4000s or 25mm gatorskin for winter riding.Report this review
Brilliant tyre, last for ever; maybe not as fast as Pro3's and annoyingly there are some loose threads at first (cut them off).Report this review
Brilliant tyre, last for ever; perhaps not as fast as pro3's and annoyingly threads come loose at first.Report this review
These are the best tires for pack rides and just going out to have fun. Their grip is as good as the GP4seasons and they last just as long. And, as an added bonus, they look very nice on an all black bike. Take your rubber to the next level with these bad boys.Report this review
Love Continental for their consistancy in manufacture. Much beter bite now that they have included the black chili compound. Nano technology is wonderful. If they could just make this tire with NO sidewall tread. It just grabs dirt and makes them hard to clean and inspect for snake bites from occasional pot holes in the road. Need a treadless slick version of this tire and you got me hooked for life.Report this review
My pair GP 4000 S 23mm lasted a bit over 6500 km extremely good !!! from april to august 2012Report this review
I have been using these tires for a couple of years. While I love them because they are fast and grippy, they slice far to easily on the side. For my everyday training, I've switched to one of these on the front and a Gatorskin on the rear - this has been working well for me, letting me still get through the corners hard while making it home without a flat.Report this review
First and foremost: when I want to ride with the most confidence of not flatting, this is the tire I use. Does that make it my #1 race tire? Almost. Its one drawback is "feel", it's not supple and it doesn't feel fast (which is not to say it isn't, my times on known courses are essentially the same with the GP4000S and my preferred tires).
That dull feeling is most acute in the first few hundred miles, it does take a while to break-in. And make sure they're mounted correctly, there's a small arrow on the sidewall showing direction of rotation, it makes a difference!
So on race courses known to be rough, or unknown courses, yes, it's my race tire. On courses I know to be reasonably clean I prefer high tpi tires like Veloflex Corsa and Torelli Gavia for their road feel.
I've also found they can be a bit of a chore to mount, not the worst by any means, but they can take some work. Age and use don't seem to moderate their reluctance. They also don't seem to benefit as much from thin butyl or latex tubes as some tires do.
I keep trying quality tires of different makers over the past 4 years on one of my two training ride bikes. My other bike has Conti GP4000s for 3 years and I've not found a better tire (622x23), now on the third pair.
I'm now putting 25s on my second bike which has wider rims, thus I can run lower PSI, have a cush ride and still have high performance.
Some of the great things about the GP4000 compared to the obvious competition (won't mention out of courtesy but most of you know who they are - FR and IT companies - not tried the other 2 DE brands) is exceptional wet and dry grip, very nice ride quality (I weigh 190 lbs and run 100 rear, 95 front), surprisingly flat resistant and surprisingly long life (the big trumps on the competition). Even at 190 lbs I get about 2000 miles on the rear and 3500 on the front (I rotate once - as soon as the rear centerline starts to flatten out).
Conti increases price every year, so buy group packs when on sale and stock up. From paying $50 (online) to now $75 puts these in the tubular price category!
I have used these tyres for about a year & they are really fantastic, being very resilient to puncturing & with noticably low rolling resistance. Being a recreational cyclist who occasionally enters races, I use these for racing & find that their performance never lacks & I usually just cruise past other riders on downhills when not even pedaling. My wheels are average & not high end so I put it down to the tyres. I also think the wear indicators on the tyre tread are a great idea.